You should think of an experience that was instrumental in developing your sense of self today. This should likely be a more significant event than getting a dog or your favorite vacation. You may include things like audience participation, song/dance, spoken word, cultural vernacular, etc. Do not intend to simply come on presentation day and ramble a story about something you’ve experienced.
It must be evident that you’ve considered some sort of narrative arch resulting in an introduction, body, and conclusion. You should avoid standing behind any podiums, tables, etc. You should not plan to simply read your presentation from an outline or script. You will only be eligible for up to 50% of the grade if you do this.
-Developed by Cassidy D. Ellis, University of New Mexico; lightly edited
Your presentation will be evaluated on the following aspects:
1- Topical: The presenter considers who they are and their core values by sharing a clear narrative that answers one or more of the questions listed on the assignment.
2- Composition: The presenter’s narrative arch is compelling and the sequence of events is clear. The composition is thoughtful and purposeful. There is a clear introduction, body, and conclusion.
3- Delivery: The presentation is delivered confidently and extemporaneously. Presenter makes appropriate eye contact and performance is free of verbal fillers.